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UPDATE: Man convicted of scamming Colonial Parkway murder victims’ families

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Posted at 11:30 PM, May 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-22 23:30:32-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WTVR) – There is new information about the infamous Colonial Parkway murders, one of Virginia's most notorious unsolved cases.

The Daily Press reports a judge postponed the sentencing of the man convicted of scamming relatives of the victims, because that man is seriously ill with heart problems. 

Fred Atwell Jr. was in charge of a raffle to raise money that would help fund a new investigation into the mysterious murders, which took place from 1986 to 1989.

But the 62-year-old ended up taking a check the families gave him and cashed it for personal use.

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